Toward reliable multi-generational analysis of anatomical trees in 3D high-resolution CT images

K. C. Yu, E. L. Ritman, A. P. Kiraly, S. Y. Wan, M. Zamir, W. E. Higgins

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Abstract

Modern micro-CT and multidetector helical CT scanners can produce high-resolution 3D digital images of various anatomical tree structures, such as the coronary or hepatic vasculature and the airway tree. The sheer size and complexity of these trees make it essentially impossible to define them interactively. Automatic approaches, using techniques such as image segmentation, thinning, and centerline definition, have been proposed for a few specific problems. None of these approaches, however, can guarantee extracting geometrically accurate multigenerational tree structures. This limits their utility for detailed quantitative analysis of a tree. This paper proposes an approach for accurately defining 3D trees depicted in large 3D CT images. Our approach utilizes a three-stage analysis paradigm: (1) Apply an automated technique to make a "first cut" at defining the tree. (2) Analyze the automatically defined tree to identify possible errors. (3) Use a series of interactive tools to examine and correct each of the identified errors. At the end of this analysis, in principle, a more useful tree will be defined. Our paper will present a preliminary description of this paradigm and give some early results with 3D micro-CT images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsA.V. Clough, A.A. Amini
Pages178-186
Number of pages9
Volume5031
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
EventMedical Imaging 2003: Physiology and Function: Methods, Systems, and Applications - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 16 2003Feb 18 2003

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OtherMedical Imaging 2003: Physiology and Function: Methods, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2/16/032/18/03

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Image segmentation
Chemical analysis
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scanners

Keywords

  • 3D imaging
  • Arterial trees
  • Data mining
  • Micro-CT
  • Vascular networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Yu, K. C., Ritman, E. L., Kiraly, A. P., Wan, S. Y., Zamir, M., & Higgins, W. E. (2003). Toward reliable multi-generational analysis of anatomical trees in 3D high-resolution CT images. In A. V. Clough, & A. A. Amini (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 5031, pp. 178-186) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.480299

Toward reliable multi-generational analysis of anatomical trees in 3D high-resolution CT images. / Yu, K. C.; Ritman, E. L.; Kiraly, A. P.; Wan, S. Y.; Zamir, M.; Higgins, W. E.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / A.V. Clough; A.A. Amini. Vol. 5031 2003. p. 178-186.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yu, KC, Ritman, EL, Kiraly, AP, Wan, SY, Zamir, M & Higgins, WE 2003, Toward reliable multi-generational analysis of anatomical trees in 3D high-resolution CT images. in AV Clough & AA Amini (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 5031, pp. 178-186, Medical Imaging 2003: Physiology and Function: Methods, Systems, and Applications, San Diego, CA, United States, 2/16/03. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.480299
Yu KC, Ritman EL, Kiraly AP, Wan SY, Zamir M, Higgins WE. Toward reliable multi-generational analysis of anatomical trees in 3D high-resolution CT images. In Clough AV, Amini AA, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 5031. 2003. p. 178-186 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.480299
Yu, K. C. ; Ritman, E. L. ; Kiraly, A. P. ; Wan, S. Y. ; Zamir, M. ; Higgins, W. E. / Toward reliable multi-generational analysis of anatomical trees in 3D high-resolution CT images. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / A.V. Clough ; A.A. Amini. Vol. 5031 2003. pp. 178-186
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